Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

Bay of Isle on Knight Island


19th June

What stood out of this particular island, is the immensely high cliffs and the distinctive stacks of pillow basalt rocks (formed when lava is cooled by seawater). The scattered sea caves and scattered small islands are clear evidence of a retreating coastline. The water was crystal clear and so was the sky which made our dinghy ride an absolute picture of a trip!

It is a lovely big bay with a lot of swinging room for a large boat. We were very fortunate to see a big black bear grazing all along the shore, not far from where we were. It was clear that they are scared of human presence – he was putting in a bit of energy to get up the hill into the denser forests as soon as we started the dinghy to go closer. Or at least, that is what the hiker in me would like to believe.

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